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Old 12th April 2004, 14:39   #1
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hi fellas ,

what precautions to be taken during summers to keep our cars healthy and running ?

1) try to park in shade whenever possible

2) reduce tyre pressure

3) switch on the a/c after all hot air has cleared out of the cabin ( for this u will have 2 ride with windows down for a while )

4) keep checking the coolant level

5) get ur tankfill of petrol in the morning , u get marginally more litres in the morning than in the afternoon or evenings.

if u guys have anymore suggestions , post it pronto!!!

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keep ur windows atleast 1 inch open if u r parking in the sun.

Use a dashboard cover or a sunblind.
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Guys, its expensive but worth it. Get non-colored Vkool installed on the front windscreen of your car. I just got it done, and dont feel even a centigrade of the heat outside now. Whats more, even after parking under the hot sun the interiors heat up less than 50% of that without the front tint.

Good tips NC

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Also a fine touch would be a sunshade on the front windscreen prevents your steering and dash from hotting up

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Quote[/b] (GTO @ April 12 2004,13:58)]Guys, its expensive but worth it. Get non-colored Vkool installed on the front windscreen of your car.
hey GTO

how much does it cost ?

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Guys ,

The v kool is damn expensive but is mighty effective too, but i have black glasses and a semi dark film on my front glass. I know its dangerous and illegal, but the reasons i have are the reasons u must have guessed

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Good tips NC,

V12...keeping ur windows open 1 inch.....ummm depends in which locality u park i guess ;-]

Also guys, this seems stupid, but if u ever have a animal or child in the car and u plan to leave them there for even a minute in the sun with the windows up it can be fatal because of the heat. Lots of car companies/parents/ameicans have got sued coz of this!

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Quote[/b] ]Guys, its expensive but worth it. Get non-colored Vkool installed on the front windscreen of your car.
I was considering that, but instead just got good quality dark tints on the remaining 5 glasses. Was to skeptical about tining the front window as there is always the possibility of even that 1% change in vision.
A cheaper solution to that is to try and park with ur back facing the sun if possible. Also light coloured upholstery absorbs less heat.

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Quote[/b] ]I was considering that, but instead just got good quality dark tints on the remaining 5 glasses. Was to skeptical about tining the front window as there is always the possibility of even that 1% change in vision.
Well, dark tints on the remaining 5 glasses can potentially lead to risky situations and blind spotting around our dimly lit Mumbai lanes...worse still if you are travelling out of the city.

I can vouch for the superiority of the front tinting. No color, no change in vision. Unless you look at the edge of the glass where cutting is visible, you would never be able to tell the presence of the film.

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Well I have gotten the Lumor tints and I still feel hot sometimes in my car....
So, this vkool you all say being very expensive.....how much would it be?

Can someone let me know? And also where can I get them?

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Vkool for the entire glass area of the Zen should be in the region of 12000 - 18000.

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Thanks GTO,

Any suggestions of where I could get it done?

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If you want, try calling autoking @ 446.2805. Guys name is Rupesh, give him my reference.

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hey

the v-kool centre is near the juhu airfield. next to domino's pizza on sv road, just opposite the lane going to vile parle stn.

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Yes, initially Vkool was sold only from that santacruz outlet. But now, its available from numerous dealers around town.

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hey gto how does the ac work in your jeep, does it cools up at all?
how u planning to ride this summer dude???
any changes to the jeep?
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